19 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Seattle
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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West Hollywood
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Mendocino
— 1 night
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Fort Bragg
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Bainbridge Island
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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip site.

Valletta, Malta to Seattle is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Valletta in September, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

Before you visit Death Valley National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Casa del Herrero, see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Reagan Ranch Center

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sunset Plaza, wander the streets of Sunset Strip, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and finally don't miss a visit to Chateau Marmont.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to West Hollywood in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in September since evenings lows in West Hollywood dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Sunset Strip ©
Sunset Strip
Chateau Marmont ©
Chateau Marmont

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from West Hollywood. Traveling from West Hollywood in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then walk around La Jolla Shores Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then stroll through Partington Cove, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Big Sur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in September: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 17th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, then explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mendocino trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Art Center ©
Mendocino Art Center

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park, then see the interesting displays at Guest House Museum, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Seaside Beach.

Plan my day in Fort Bragg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fort Bragg is very close to Mendocino. September in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Guest House Museum ©
Guest House Museum

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in September, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Trillium Falls Hike
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island ©
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Front Street Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, then do a tasting at Perennial Vintners, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bainbridge Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Bainbridge Island. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect Bainbridge Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Front Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Perennial Vintners ©
Perennial Vintners

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